The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he would not vie for the office of the national chairman of the party at its next convention.
Sheriff, however, said he would not stop any member of his national working committee from testing their popularity at the proposed convention.
The former governor, speaking with journalists at on Monday, March 20, at a press briefing, said God will determine his political aspiration in 2019.
He said that he had never struggled for any position in his life.
The party chairman said God had been the one guiding him in all the political offices he had occupied in his life.
Meanwhile, Vanguard has reported that at least five state governors out of the 11 under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have moved over to the camp of factional leader Ali Modu Sheriff.
Although the report did not state who the governors are, it claimed that they are openly engaged with the Sheriff leadership of the party.
This is just as reports emerged that the national chairman of the party has applied to the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction from using the name of the party to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt which affirmed him as the authentic chairman of the party.
Vanguard reports that in a motion for discontinuance filed by Sheriff and Professor Wale Oladipo, secretary of the party, they argued that the Makarfi faction did not have the legal ground for such appeal.
Sheriff therefore applied for the withdrawal of an appeal filed in the name of the party by the Makarfi’s faction with number SC.133/2017 on February 27, 2017.